Kiev deliberately understates the loss of the APU in the battle for debaltseve, trying to hide large losses, said on the first day of the weekend samambula the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin.
"About the falsity of the statement Muzhenko says the fact that during the 1st week of March, us-brokered voluntary organizations to the Ukrainian side were transferred to the body 81 of the Ukrainian serviceman who lost his life under Debaltsevo. And It's much more figures announced by Majenko, " said Bacurin, reports Donetsk news Agency ".
according to the information of the defense Ministry, "only on February 18, the day when, According to Poroshenko, was completed "orderly withdrawal" of branches of armed forces from Debaltseve boiler, killed 40 and injured occurred 50 security forces."" We were then offered the Ukrainian authorities to abandon resistance and to preserve the lives of its soldiers, but they refused, " - said Basurin.- This led to the fact that under Debaltsevo killed about 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers ". On the last working day of the week the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said that when you exit from Debaltsevo in the Donbass lost his life 25 Ukrainian soldiers, in General, for the period of operations in this city in February, lost his life 56 military." The losses in the volunteer battalions have to ask the interior Ministry ", – muzhenko said. The battle for debaltseve, which is also called the debaltsevsky boiler, happened in February 2015. According to the information, announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in the battle for debaltseve lost his life 66 soldiers, more than 300 have received damage of health. According to the militia, Ukrainian losses in the battle amounted to about 3–3, 5 thousand People killed.